Month: April 2012

Tired, Hungry, and Cranky

Tired, Hungry, and Cranky

It’s 3 pm and my 22 month old son hasn’t had his nap yet. We tried, but it looks like one of those days where Babyboy becomes wired/ tired, increasingly mischevious, and irritable, until he crashes out. The only plus to this situation is he’ll […]

3 a.m. Things To Do

3 a.m. Things To Do

Our neighborhood is primarily residential, but our house is along a busy road that eventually feeds onto  the highway on-ramp. Hence, our road becomes quite busy from the earliest morning commute until pretty late at night. So, you know you’re up at an ungodly hour […]

Adult patients making bad decisions: What do you do?

Adult patients making bad decisions: What do you do?

(Details of this case have been omitted or altered.) Last year, at a visit for something totally unrelated, a young adult patient disclosed to me that they were snorting some drugs with friends. Sometimes. Only before they went out. And they really liked it. BUT they were […]

Nature vs. Nurture: How do our kids end up liking why they like?

Nature vs. Nurture: How do our kids end up liking why they like?

How much of our kids’ likes and dislikes are made up of what we want and expect them to like and dislike; and how much is sort of, preprogrammed? I have heard other parents say they were just blown away by what their kids fell […]